The artist James Whistler spent years trying to capture the essence of his mother for his most famous work of art. Not to create a masterpiece, but to save his mother from possession by the Baba Yaga, an evil Russian witch.
In “Whistler’s Mother”, Russian folklore is mixed with one of history’s most iconic paintings (the painting is called Whistler’s Mother, painted by James McNeill Whistler in 1871).
Director: Robbie Robertson
Country & year: USA, 2018
Actors: Jennifer Christa Palmer, Barbara Hawkins-Scott, Bryce Harper, Samuel R Moody, Stephanie Dunnam, Gabriel Manak, Jared Carter